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Submitted by lister king of smeg
lister king of smeg writes: What happened?

SourceForge, once a trustworthy source code hosting site, started to place misleading ads (like fake download buttons) a few years ago. They are also bundling third-party adware/malware directly with their Windows installer.

Some project managers decided to leave SourceForge – partly because of this, partly just because there are better options today. SF staff hijacked some of these abandoned accounts, partly to bundle the crapware with their installers. It has become just another sleazy garbage site with downloads of fake antivirus programs and such.

How can I help?

If you agree that SourceForge is in fact distributing malicious software under the guise of open source projects, report them to google. Ideally this will help remove them from search results, prevent others from suffering their malware and provide them with incentive to change their behavior.

As this story has been submitted several times in the past several days, by various submitter and is going around various other tech forums( , , ,) this submitter wonders has our shared "glorious Dice Corporate overloads" been shooting this story down?
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Comment: Re:Why not just kill them all? (Score 1) 148

by itsenrique (#49777959) Attached to: Sex-Switched Mosquitoes May Help In Fight Against Diseases
But I have. I am a Florida native and have camped in swamps, and near the coast where no-see-ums will eat you alive. I have flying insects out of state as well. I wear a head-net over a hat and long everything (including sun gloves). Or sometimes I just slather myself with DEET. Yeah, sometimes the bugs still get you. But unless your bites turn into welts that scar I just don't see what the big deal is. Put some steroid cream on it later to stop the itching, or just deal with it. It's hot, it's cold, there's bugs, the food is not as good. I mean, these are the breaks.

Comment: Re:Are you saying that criminals don't exist? (Score 2) 164

by itsenrique (#49761611) Attached to: 'Prisonized' Neighborhoods Make Recidivism More Likely
As a fellow victim of theft I can agree with you on making it a higher priority for LEA. I would like to see better investigations. When I had my CC stolen, and reported it to the police, the detective assigned to my case did nothing, wasn't interested in finding anyone, until at the last minute before he closed the case where he *asked if I would take a polygraph*. I said I didn't believe in polygraphs, and he closed the case, and the bank gave back my money. However, I don't really think being as harsh as possible is the best thing for us as a whole. A man forever behind bars, or unable to get any gainful employment, would never be able to pay restitution.

Comment: Re:Not the Issue (Score 1) 164

by itsenrique (#49759709) Attached to: 'Prisonized' Neighborhoods Make Recidivism More Likely

Have you stopped to think about the implications of what you are saying? If Jim Crow laws were still in force, would you really accuse people who broke those laws of untrustworthiness and poor impulse control? If your answer is 'yes', then shame on you, and I don't trust you. If your answer is 'no', then I would ask you how a desire to smoke a joint is fundamentally different from a desire to sit at the front of the bus. I really think you need to put your argument back on the stove and let it cook a little longer - it ain't done yet.

Thank you for restoring some of my faith in humanity. I swear these just-world-fantasy types want to drag our country in to the dirt.

Comment: Re:Not the Issue (Score 2) 164

by itsenrique (#49755137) Attached to: 'Prisonized' Neighborhoods Make Recidivism More Likely
There IS a such thing as an ex-felon, and there is a reason it is a seperate statistic. First offenders in many states qualify to have adjudication withheld, and later can get a record sealed/expunged. Either of those two things would make you an ex felon. The adjudication withheld is offered by the state for first offenders usually to keep the courts moving smoothly, ie to get you to take the deal.

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